Michael Beckel

Politics Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politically active nonprofits and the influence of money on elections. He previously worked for three years as the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics. Beckel's exploits have taken him inside the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including the oral arguments of the landmark campaign finance cases Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC. Earlier, he completed a yearlong editorial fellowship with Mother Jones magazine, wrote for two alternative newsweeklies in Colorado and performed legislative research at Project Vote Smart. Beckel is a 2005 graduate of Colorado College.

Donald Trump dismantles Hillary Clinton's big money machine

By Carrie Levine, Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Team Clinton sponsored 75 percent of TV ads in 2016 presidential race

By Michael Beckel

Clinton’s super-sized fundraising machine pushes legal boundaries

By Michael Beckel

Electoral mischief is goal of new pro-Gary Johnson super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Wisconsin’s richest woman uses super PAC to denounce Clinton, Feingold

By Michael Beckel

Hillary’s big money machine steams toward Election Day

By Dave Levinthal, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Democratic megadonor bankrolls ‘Republicans for Clinton’ super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Will mushroom clouds turn Ohio voters away from Donald Trump?

By Michael Beckel

Republican Aaron Schock fined for excessively soliciting super PAC funds

By Michael Beckel

23 numbers to know about Election 2016

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Gun-loving women should not vote for Hillary, says NRA

By Michael Beckel

Union-backed super PAC reaches out to Rust Belt voters

By Michael Beckel

Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Clinton-supporting super PACs target Latino voters

By Michael Beckel

Elite ‘bundlers’ raise more than $113 million for Hillary Clinton

By Michael Beckel

27 numbers to know about the White House race

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Expats puzzled after Donald Trump gives back their cash

By Michael Beckel

Trump accepted illegal contribution from ‘proud Muslim’ in Canada

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC that seemingly scammed James Bond actor fined

By Michael Beckel

Liberal billionaires bankroll Hillary Clinton’s super PAC attack dog

By Michael Beckel

21 numbers to know about the 2016 White House race

By Michael Beckel

Super PACs boost Libertarian Gary Johnson’s long-shot presidential bid

By Michael Beckel

9 things to know about Jill Stein

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Democrats want reform — but court big money in the meantime

By Carrie Levine and Michael Beckel

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Democratic National Convention

Clinton outraising Trump by 3-1 margin in dash for cash

By Michael Beckel

Trump's new super PAC attack dog

By Michael Beckel

Even some liberals fear Donald Trump's Ohio appeal

By Michael Beckel

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Republican National Convention

9 things to know about Gary Johnson

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

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